Amish Cornerstones

February 6, 2012 § 4 Comments

There are so many great things about working at a quilt shop….  getting to touch all of the great fabrics as they come in….  helping customers make their projects and seeing them learn new things….  and making things.  Our Saturday Sampler block-of-the-month this year is an Amish style quilt sampler. We’ve taken a Lori Smith pattern and recolored it in solids… Amish style.  So we’ve dug into the study of Amish quilts as well.  I read in a book on Amish quilts that the diamond in old German usage was called eckstein, or cornerstone.  It has become the single most recognizable symbol of an Amish quilt.

These are my first two finished quilts of the year. The one above is a throw size and finishes 65″ x 65″. The one below is a baby size and 40″ x 40″.  Both are being offered as kits at Gathering Fabric.  No shopping cart, so if you are interested… call or send an email to the shop.

These were super fast and easy.  The top one was quilted by my friend Richla.  We went a little crazy with the quilting and departed from the traditional feathers that you normally see on these types of quilts.  You can see some closer pics of the quilting over on her blog.  The baby quilt I quilted on my Janome with some straight line quilting.  Super fast and easy. I just didn’t quite get the binding sewn down before taking this picture.  Eeep!

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